Born in August 2001, music has played an everyday part in ANDREAH’s life. Inspired by her mother and singing in the local church choir, she participated in school music events and joined her first band in Year 6, performing during graduation. ANDREAH took up piano at the age of eight, began singing lessons at ten and starting to write songs with friends ‘for fun’ at thirteen.
By the age of 14 she was writing on her own and teaching herself to play guitar hence enabling her to develop more songs. At 15, her first serious solo creation was Magic a song based on a personal experience and the emotive Best Friend followed about her best friend’s move overseas. “I hope my music can help people through rough and difficult times, as it has helped me,” she states whilst providing an insight to her life story, which the young singer/songwriter describes as a somewhat “scary” experience.
She cites both The Script, who she supported on a Asia tour in April this year, and Ed Sheeran as the driving forces behind her love of songwriting and aspiration to continue performing. “It was simply a dream come true to be up there in front of such large audiences, and I enjoyed every minute,” she shared.
Los Angeles based producer Qura Rankin heard ANDREAH sing and believing “she has what it takes if she wants to take it”, offered to record and produce a selection of her early songs.
As an active member of her local school, she enjoys playing both soccer and basketball. In 2017, she spearheaded a fundraising talent contest to help build a school in Cambodia and attended its opening ceremony there. Insisting that her priority remains to complete her education and, with exams scheduled later in the year, ANDREAH’s foray into Western markets will have to wait until mid-2019.